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- Millions of people in Florida were killed by the Icarus plague. The plague was caused by a deadly alien microbe inadvertently brought back from Earth orbit by the NASA space shuttle Icarus. Starfleet singled out this catastrophic event to be prevented by a time travel mission in 2279. (TOS comic: "Getting Real")
- TOS novel #8: Black Fire by Sonni Cooper.
- There is sabotage aboard the Enterprise, and Spock's investigation leads him into defiance of the Federation and a bizarre alliance with the Romulan and Klingon Empires against the bloodthirsty Tomarii—a savage race for whom war and battle are life itself. Now Spock has been declared a traitor and condemned to the shame of the Federation's highest security prison. And now Captain James Kirk must face the toughest decision of his command, while a lifelong friendship and the destiny of the free universe hang in the balance!